Friday, May 11

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #73 ~ Picture Inspiration

This Fortnight's new challenge is a picture inspiration so time to have some creative fun! Check out the Paperbabe Stamps blog for details...

Ok onto my project...
I was inspired by the female figure in the inspiration pic, my background reflects the ombre tones of her dress, which I created brayering distress oxide onto a gelli plate, the ink really goes along way, I love the soft blend.
I then drew directly on the inked background using the Wavy profile mixed media templates with the head and torso and the profile face stamp mini. I've stamped her facial features in grey ink to keep the palette soft
I loved the stark contrast of the figure's hair so kept that by colouring her wavy hair in copics. I hadn't stamped her ear yet and ended up hiding it under her hair, which I bet you wouldn't have noticed had I not said so now lol.
 I wanted to keep the ombre throughout the girl but decided to add The floral pattern to her torso which was created by stamping the adorable flowers from the Whimsical woodland set. I used the same distress oxides as the background, with a little red ink and white pen for the centres.
I loved the l little circle stamp in whimsical woodland set and added the details along the edges. I finished with a butterfly, and a sentiment built from the Birthday Wishes set.

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Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend
HuGs Kim x

Friday, April 27

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #72 ~ Anything goes

Can't believe it's been this long since I have posted on here, lots going on behind scenes.
This Fortnight's new challenge is an anything goes so time to have some creative fun! Check out the Paperbabe Stamps blog for details...

Ok onto my project...
I have wanted to do a shaped card for a while and thought the Cat mixed media templates would be perfect for this. 
I started by drawing the front of the cat directly onto some gelli prints I had made, 
I folded the paper on the left side of the drawn cat, I then cut the two layers together leaving a little of the fold to form the hinge. 
I drew the front legs on a separate piece of the gelli print paper as well as the tail, and adhered in place. Everything has had a inky edge treatment with black distress ink.
I stamped the cat face and added details to the paws with black pencil.

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Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend
HuGs Kim x


Friday, March 16

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #69 ~ Picture Inspiration

This Fortnight's new challenge is a picture inspiration perfect for St. Paddy's day tomorrow
Check out the Paperbabe Stamps blog for details...
I created a card featuring the Alice template,(without the bow) along with the female mini head and torso
and the female face stamp set, using the closed eyes for a calm look.
 I just had to try out the pointy ears from the ears stamp set, I masked one on the left using the hair template and let the other become forward so her hair tucked behind.
So, I used only three copic colours to make this image, the face was stamped in grey memento ink as it doesn't bleed. The background inspired by the inspiration pic used the same three colours just using the chisel end to create the pattern.
I added the sparkle sentiment and glitter to her lids as well as a few white dots to represent sparkle to finish.



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Enjoy a wonderfully festive paddy's weekend
HuGs Kim x

Friday, March 2

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #68 ~ Anything goes

We have a new challenge on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today...
This Fortnight's is an anything goes...

The family and I have not been well, not only do we have the flu doing rounds we're also in the middle of the beast from the east.
So, Inspired by all this I'm going in with creating this mdf Angel, I've designed coordinating prints that have all the elements that match each cut shape...
I have this amazing molotow liquid chrome silver pen that just oozes deliciousness and have literally drawn all over her halo and the edges of the mdf, I could have coloured the whole thing in this stuff...
I've added a few dots, and the words which are on the print, I have just trimmed and inked the edges.
Here's a good angle to see the lines I created to give the Halo it's shimmer
I love adding stickles to the mdf it just changes it beautifully.

Hope you are keeping well and staying in from the blizzard
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day
HuGs Kim x


Saturday, February 24

Paperbabe Stamps Alice Collection Blog Hop

Good morning! I'm delighted today to announce our blog hop celebrating Paperbabe Stamps BRAND NEW Alice Collection Mixed media Release! 
Five wonderful new Characters including two animal sets to add to your collection, join us for tons of inspiration, and a giveaway as well!

These are already available in the shop...
To add extra fun to our blog hop... we are offering up a prize! 
of the whole Alice collection to one lucky winner.

Here are the details:
  • A winner will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the designer's blogs and the PaperbabeStamps Blog to win. 
  • Just leave a comment on any of the designer's blogs listed below or the Paperbabe stamps blog for your chance to win! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight on Monday, 26th Feb to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paperbabe Stamps blog on Wednesday, 28th Feb to see if you are one of our lucky winners. 
Here's a sample from me...

Some of you may have seen this on Hochanda, the children and I have been ever so poorly in bed this week and haven't had the energy to make something new. This piece however really brought back my love of copics, colouring her hair was such a joy. 
I used mometo inks to stamp her face so there would be no bleeding, the eyelashes I stamped last so they could be really black. And I Love her ears, it's a new set too as I realised most of the faces could do with a pair.
There are two styles of bow in the Alice template set, a fuller one and a soft droopy one. I've also included a little bit of clothing in this new collection, with puffy sleeves and the top of her pinafore. 
It bugs me a bit, but it actually fits in well with the story... just how long her neck is, hahaha sometimes I just don't notice until I'm completing the picture.


Today, we’ve enlisted some super talented designers to inspire you with ideas on how to use these beautiful new stamps and templates! Hop along for lots of fun and inspiration!


Here is the entire blog hop line-up so you don't miss a single stop...


Have fun on the HOP!
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day
HuGs Kim x

Friday, February 16

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #67 ~ Sketch Challenge

Happy New Year!!!
everyone, it's year of the dog this year, hope your enjoying all the festivities, a busy week indeed with pancakes and valentine's too.

We have a new challenge on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today...
This Fortnight's is a little sketch...

I was inspired to create this piece in celebration of the Chinese New Year.
 I've used the Blunt bangs Long with the head & torso mixed media templates,
 with of course the female face stamp... to give a different look, I omitted the eyelashes stamp and simply drew in a suggestion of them with black copic liner pen.
having rekindled my love of copics coloured away, I thought I would bring out this vintage patterned paper from about ten years ago(I know).
Remember the old days when we would matt with gold mirri? hahaha I thought it fitted this style though so went with it...
although I do like the layered gold washi, also pretty in keeping with the theme...
I also used washi on her kimono, for the edging, which inspired the stamping on the rest of her kimono using the flower from the Oriental Zen Stamp with distress oxides, I then coloured the grey with copcis, impressed how the oxides don't 'bleed' good to remember if you ever want to stamp something in a different colour...
and I just had to finish her off adorning her hair with the large Peony & Bud flower, also coloured in copcis, in case you were wondering...

I'm entering this into a few other challenges, thank you...
A bit more time to craft ~ Anything Goes
Creative Artiste ~ Anything Goes
Crazy challenge ~ Girl Power
Creative crafters ~ Very First Challenge
Crafty hazelnuts ~ Patterned Paper
Inspiration destination ~ Real Stamps
Dragonfly dreams ~ Flowers


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Thanks for stopping by, I am planning on showcasing our new release over the next week, with a lovely blog hop on the Saturday... hope you stop by then too.

Enjoy a wonderfully creative New Chinese Year!!!
HuGs Kim x

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